Driving in the state of Texas is a privilege many enjoy.

Make no mistake, when you get behind the wheel in the Lone Star State, there's a lot you must be aware of. Keeping yourself, as well as others, on the roads is very important. So when a Texas resident gets behind the wheel, they should be very aware of their surroundings.

Sadly however, some Texans don't follow that rule, and sometimes get behind the wheel under the influence of something. Which poses danger to everyone around them during their time on the road. One of items that affects judgement? Alcohol.

Drinking and driving is never a good decision. Sadly, recent data shows that Texas has some work to do in personal responsibility.

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Where Texas Landed In National Ranking For Drinking And Driving

Forbes Advisor collected the data that will make Texans think twice before getting behind the wheel after drinking an alcoholic beverage. According to Forbes here's what they found:

- Texas stands out as the state with the third-highest rate of drunk drivers under the age of 21 involved in fatal crashes with the data showing 0.94 per 100,000 licensed drivers.
- The state also ranks second worst for both the share of drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes, 8.30 per 100,000 licensed drivers, and percentage of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers at 42.37%.

Overall, Forbes reports that out of 100, The Lone Star State had a 98.66 score. Where did that rank Texas in the nation?

Sadly, Texas ranked 3rd in the nation for drunk driving, behind South Dakota and Montana, who took 2nd and 1st respectively.

What does this mean for Texas drivers? Don't drink and drive!

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